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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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How to Conquer Setbacks

When the clock struck midnight on the new year, many of you made a commitment to yourself that 2019 …

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Kitchen Tech Series

Explore new ways to use your favorite cooking tools with our Kitchen Tech series! There are tons of kitchen tools …

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Cooking With the Seasons

N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting several classes throughout the year called Cooking with the Seasons to help you learn …

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Staying Active in the Winter

When winter begins, you have two options: you can pull the covers up over your head or you can …

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Delicious Meatless Cooking

Are you working toward a healthy vegetarian diet? Or do you love to include “Meatless Mondays” into your rotation …

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Cooking With Herbs & Spices

Having the knowledge to be creative in the kitchen is not only fun but it empowers you to prepare …

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International Cooking Series

Take your cooking to the next level! A great way to spice up your cooking is to take it international. …

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2018 Home Canning Series

*Canceled- Due to Hurricane* N.C. Cooperative Extension is holding a series of home canning classes from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. …

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International Cooking

Take your cooking to the next level! A great way to spice up your cooking is to take it …

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It's Your Heart; Take Care of It

Friday, February 2nd is “National Wear Red Day” in support of Women’s Heart Health. Heart disease is the number …

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This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation

This factsheet covers commercial goldenseal production in North Carolina, a highly valued medicinal herb which …

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This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.